Automate tasks with Editorial
Master this hugely powerful text editor and automation tool for iPad
At its simplest, Editorial is a text editor that supports Markdown, the plain text formatting syntax that’s gained in popularity in recent years and is supported by WordPress, among others.
However, there’s much more to it than that. Editorial enables you to automate repetitive tasks by creating reusable workflows. There are three ways you can add workflows in Editorial: by scripting them from scratch in Python; by putting Actions together in sequence, a bit like Automator; or by importing workflows created by others.
Most of us lack the skills to take the first option, but the latter two are reasonably straightforward. Having been around for a couple of years, Editorial has a core of devotees who produce workflows and make them available for use, so you may not need to create your own at all.
As well as text, workflows can process images. The one we’ll build quickly adds an image from your Dropbox folder to an Editorial document. Kenny Hemphill
Editorial allows you to automate repetitive tasks by creating reusable workflows